The Kingfisher Award Scheme has been running in Somerset for 10 years and is coordinated by Louise Kennedy.

If you would like to take part in the spring of 2020, contact us now, as the registration period is OPEN...do not delay, book your slot by emailing [email protected]



The 2019 theme will be “What’s in the words Wood, Wheat and Worms?”

The children will be looking at the importance of crops to farmers, whatever crops they are growing, and about pollinators and the role they play in the shaping of our landscape. Field margins and hedges are wildlife corridors connecting different habitat, whilst sustaining lots of flora and fauna essential for a balanced ecosystem we will help the children investigate what might live here.

The Activity Stations

  • Wheat and a treat:
    The crop in the field will be winter wheat, so they will talk about animal feed, flour, bread-making. At this station children will learn to recognise a variety of crops and exploring the processes they go through to become the foods we all know. As well as having a hands-on approach at making edibles with the flour!

  • Worm Constructions:
    Children will be digging for worms, examining the physiology and learning how they are vital to maintaining healthy soils. Soil is important for optimum plant growth and we’ll look at the composition of different soil types and the importance of air, water and organic matter. Children will explore the filed margins to look for and understand the role of pollinators within our landscape.

  • Woodland Mammals:
    This station will consider the birds and mammals that might live in the hedges and a woodland copse - or margins of the field. Who might predate these animals and what might they need for shelter and food. We will consider if/why field margins and hedges are important on farm and other landscapes. This is followed by an investigation of what can be identified in bones!

      


Somerset KAS is kindly supported and sponsored by Bridgwater Agriculture Society


The KAS is entirely reliant on sponsorship money, charitable donations, and volunteers. If you would like to make a donation or offer your time to help please contact the FWAG SouthWest office on: 01823 660684 or email: [email protected]